How could nursing homes best prevent cases of injury, neglect and abuse?
Asked at Checkers, 2300 La. on February 21, 2005
“Better staffing. Most of the time they have three people taking care of 140. They have a list of specific tasks to get done, so they don’t have time to take care of people’s needs.”
“I think if the staff was better paid and they hired more qualified employees, it would help take care of the problem.”
“Most nursing homes are understaffed, and there are too many people for each employee to take care of. I think it would be better to be overstaffed than understaffed, but I understand that they are running a business.”
“This is a lot to ask of caregivers, but I think personal involvement would help a lot. However, you can never really guarantee that people are going to give of themselves to their job.”